Never Was

Imagine imagine
you never knew what a mirror was
not to mention its function
never understood
what a reflection can do to you

and one day you step into one
shocked with disarray
how another you is separated
trapped in the frame
on the other side

from your side you see the limiting frame
sorry for the other “you” trapped within it
wallowing with dismay
in anger and vengeance
who brought your half in there

for a moment losing yourself
forgetting who you are
propelled into the illusion of the mirror
becoming the reflection of that limitation
you dreamt that you are that

as in awaken state
the next moment asleep
what is present becomes real
of the past all forgotten
not remembering it was just a dream

and here you find
a reflection that never was
an imagination of sort
of strange device that propels you here
of the impossible turned reality
of what is unreal becoming real
in a brief of forgetfulness
all are forgotten

but how can that be possible
to be on the other side
except a reflection
not even to mention any reality in it
not of 3 dimension or even a realm there
except an illusion
a great mystery

wake up wake up
soon a calling came
and before you knew it
awakening came a surprise
to realized it was just like a dream
a dream so darn real
yet nothing has really occurred
except a brief moment of forgetting
transported into timbuktu

if you can forget about wakeful state
being propelled into dream
having no conscious choice in it
Isn’t it the same
isn’t it possible
to forget yourself
as entering into the mirror
though never once have you left
except drowned in imagination
of unreal-turned-reality

come home to me
come home to me
as you gradually know…
it was you!

Veil the Unveiled

Alas!
Where have I not been?
of greatest bliss
to unbearable woes
of which all is but one
merely experiences
arising from the mind
ceasing again to the next
constantly within here, the NOW?
yet nothing really occurred.

Have I not had enough
that keeps the wheel yearning?
of unquestioned need
that bears witness
to untold stories
of ancient pain and
distant attachments
coming back one more time
and yet many more to come
simply to grasp
the transient thirst
of hoping
of expecting
of imagining
of desiring
of one last drop
that will fulfills
all desire
coming to its end.

Will that day come?
surely by common sense
it will not
considering that if it would
the end would have occurred before
ceasing all NOW
back to where Beginning
never was
hence never the meaning
of End.

Indeed strange how
the whole mechanics arise
a device that never
can ever be explained
left alone be understood.

Return to Stillness

the distant sounding of the cicadas
the intermittent chirping of the birds
the caressing of the morning wind
the whispering of stillness in the air
simply is.

the murmur of the laptop hard drive
the softness of the sofa
the touch of the fingers on the keyboard
the incessant thoughts
the flux of feelings
the unknown ongoing perception
the vigorous mind activity

ah! indeed stillness!

nothing to stop
nor intention to have
simply in the state of muse
of nature unfolding itself
arising
dissolving, unobserved
the illusion of existence
ongoing
as if never dies.

yet each moment
coming, going
and yet coming once again.
unknown countless times
unending
unimaginable.

no end seems to be
yet end is not meant to be
except in the now
where stillness already is
transcending time
transcending space
transcending all conditioned
that is not It.

Has Stop Arrived?

the Law has
no you
or me
or anyone else for that matter
except a dance of will
of which the opposite
merely moves
in tandem
with the other

if moving backward is what i am
forward moving will be the other
until i stop all movement
my moving forward
only makes
the other
move backward.

For attack
can only be returned with defence
and defence, in return
seemingly promotes another attack
hence the dance of to and fro
comes to be

can I stop
yet the other
not stopping?
can that
ever be possible?

For the other
merely a puppet
reflecting my will
which i would have missed

my stop is not a stop
except an underground movement
subtle it can be
yet shown by the other

a full stop i have to be
so the other will stop
and how would i know?
except shown by the other
the Law just
showing me my reflection.

when Stop comes to be
with the other stopping in tandem
ending the dance of to and fro
a new dance comes to be
a dance of non-dance
balanced in non-motion
of neither wanting nor not wanting
freed from both
a new relationship is born
a relationship
that is not a “relationship”.
but a meeting
a merging of sort

until that comes
work is in progress
observing the other
who never lies.

Nature

The Mountain from Terje Sorgjerd on Vimeo.

do you not see the passing nature of mind
as fleeting as nature around us?
do you not see the passing meanings of mind
as meaningless as it can be?

Being in the Now and True Forgiveness

The following is an extract of a passage spoken by Arten, found in the book Your Immortal Reality:

Keep in mind that we’re not saying there’s anything wrong with the idea [of be in the now] that there may be some good in focusing on the now rather than the past or the future. The quality of life would be improved. The problem is that doing so cannot remove the unconscious guilt over the original separation from God that’s still hidden in the deep recesses of the mind. Because of that, it makes each experience of being in the now temporary by definition, because it fails to remove the blocks that prevent that experience from being permanent. All of which is to say that there’s not just a minor difference between the approach of The Power of Now and the real power of A Course in Miracles. It’s the difference between being temporarily in the now of an illusion, or being permanently in the presence of reality.

It’s absolutely essential to remember that unless and until all unconscious guilt is removed from the mind, you cannot stay in the endless present on a permanent basis. It’s impossible. Any attempt to remain in the now is doomed to failure without doing the work of true forgiveness. Until you’ve completely forgiven that which you made and projected outside of yourself, you are not forgiven in your own unconscious mind, and until you are, the cycle of birth and death cannot be broken. Being in the now does not heal your unconscious guilt and undo the ego. True forgiveness*, on theater hand, removes the blocks to the awareness of love’s presence that is your natural state of being, undoing the ego completely and making it possible to remain in the eternal “always” simply because that’s all that’s left. Here’s some of what J [Jesus] says about this important issue in his Course:

“You are invulnerable because you are guiltless. You can hold on to the past only through guilt. For guilt establishes that you will be punished for what you have done, and thus depends on one-dimensional time, proceeding from past to future. No one who believes this can understand what “always” means, and therefore guilt must deprive you of the appreciation of eternity. You are immortal because you are eternal, and “always” must be now. Guilt, then, is a way of holding past and future in your mind to ensure the ego’s continuity. For if what has been will be punished, the ego’s continuity is guaranteed. Yet the guarantee of your continuity is God’s not the ego’s. And immortality is the opposite of time, for time passes away, while immortality is constant.

*The true forgiveness given by Jesus is unique in the sense that it is not forgiving what others have done wrong but rather on the contrary, forgiving them for the wrong they have not done. The “wrong they have done “is merely our own perception, our own judgement, and this very idea has never left our space of experience in the very first place, to mean it is originated from the mind which we are experiencing, hence the “wrong” is actually our own meaning. The following link will further confirms what the above teaching is about:

http://www.zerolimitsonline.com

On another note, my buddhist meditation teacher has constantly reminded me that awareness, or mindfulness, alone is not enough, to mean “being in the now” is not sufficient to uproot what is already in the mind. He takes the practice one step further by stating that right idea or information at the background, to mean Right View, with the presence of wisdom in our observing mind, enables what is defiled to end. Defiled, or defilements (kilesas in Pali) are blocks that prevent one from realizing reality, or Truth.